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DroneLogbook Chooses Altitude Angel to Power Platform Across Europe, Asia, and Africa

Altitude Angel, a global UTM technology provider, announced that it is to provide pre-flight situational awareness data across Europe, Africa, and Asia to drone operations management platform DroneLogbook. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Cloud will be used to power DroneLogbook’s compliance management platform with accurate, real-time, and relevant geospatial data, as well

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BlueHalo Performs Successful Demonstration for Defense Innovation Unit

BlueHalo’s small unmanned aerial systems team successfully completed a capabilities demonstration of BlueHalo’s, American-made Group 1 sUAS for Defense Innovation Unit at a DoD facility in California. BlueHalo was recently awarded a contract to participate in DIU’s Blue 2.0 Prototype OTA effort, designed to streamline government acquisition of approved NDAA

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Analytics Insight Picks Top 5 Agriculture Drone Start-Ups

These agriculture drones start-ups have been contributing their part to the agriculture sector. Agriculture is a sector that is always in the hype. It is one of the most essential parts to keep us all alive. As farmers deal with tough times in monitoring and harvesting crops, new technological trends

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UAV Factory Portfolio Company Acquires Jennings Aeronautics

AE Industrial Partners, LP, a US-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power generation, and specialty industrial markets, announced that it has expanded its Unmanned and Autonomous platform through the acquisition of Jennings Aeronautics, Inc., a provider of innovative Small Unmanned Aerial Systems. JAI will

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Pakistani Institution to Produce Parts for TAI Anka

One of Turkey’s leading unmanned aerial vehicles producers, Turkish Aerospace Industries, has inked a contract with Pakistan’s National Engineering and Science Commission (NESCOM) to produce components for TAI’s medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) combat drone, Anka. TAI and NESCOM will be jointly responsible for employment, resource and technology transfer within the scope

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GA-ASI to Upgrade Italian Air Force MQ-9As to Block 5

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) was awarded a USD 30.5 million contract to upgrade Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force, AMI) MQ-9A Predator B medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Block 5 standard, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced. The MQ-9 mid-life modernisation (MLM) contract,

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Edgybees Announces Strategic Appointments of H.R. McMaster, Brett B. Lambert, and Aki Yamaura to Advisory Board

Former National Security Advisor McMaster and leaders in their fields Lambert and Yamaura will strengthen the company’s presence in the national security and geospatial intelligence arenas Edgybees, the leading visual intelligence technology company, announced today the appointment of Lieut. Gen. H. R. McMaster (US Army, ret.) as the newest

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ANRA Delivers Medicines from the Skies in India

ANRA Technologies is pleased to announce its participation in the ‘Medicine From The Sky’ initiative in India, spearheaded by the Emerging Technologies Wing of the India government Information Technology Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) Department, in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), NITI Aayog, a public policy think tank of

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El Pollo Loco is Testing Drone Delivery

El Pollo Loco is set to be the first quick-service restaurant to test drone delivery in the U.S. The “LA Mex” brand will test the capabilities in 10 Southern California locations. It partnered with drone operator Flytrex, which also helped 7-Eleven with its own drone test, to do the flying.

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New Abu Dhabi Facility Tests Drone Swarms in Urban Areas

The Technology Innovation Institute, the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council, has opened a motion-capture testing ground to conduct real-world scenarios with drones in an augmented reality or mixed reality environment. Simulation is key, according to the research team, because unleashing a swarm of cloud-connected drones

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Defense Digital Service to Transfer C-UAS Tech to Air Force

The Defense Digital Service (DDS) is planning to transfer its technologies to sense and detect small unmanned aerial systems to the Air Force Research Lab at the end of the month. AFRL’s NINJA counter-sUAS program will absorb DDS’s drone-sensing capabilities, including its high-fidelity long-range sensor and user interface for integrating

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RAF Waddington Gets £94m Drone Fleet Upgrade

A £94m scheme to upgrade an RAF station in Lincolnshire so it can house a new fleet of drones when they enter service in 2024 has been announced. A prototype of the Protector aircraft, which flies without a pilot onboard, was shown at RAF Waddington earlier. All 16 drones on

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Chinese Air Force May Be Getting a Hypersonic Drone

Chinese researchers say that they have made major strides toward designing a hypersonic drone. In a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Tactical Missile Technology, Beihang University’s Dai Fei and his team posited that they have made significant progress on a classified hypersonic drone model. Their work, first reported by the

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UMS Skeldar at DSEI 2021: V-150 Platform Flies BVLOS For First Time as Part of ECARO Project

Skeldar V-150 the first UAS platform in its category to fly BVLOS over sparsely populated areas in Europe; latest milestone in V-150’s story discussed at DSEI alongside further planned developments for both Skeldar platforms Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) UMS Skeldar, is using leading international defence

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TUCSON, ARIZONA JOB ID AS20211008-67195 L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and

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Wingcopter Drones Speed Up Blood Sample Transport in Germany

Greifswald University Hospital, German air ambulance service DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter successfully test the safe transport of blood samples by drone Use of Wingcopters can significantly speed up emergency care in rural areas Greifswald/Germany, September 14, 2021 – 26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the

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DroneLogbook Turns to Altitude Angel to Power Platform Across Europe, Asia, and Africa

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced it is to provide pre-flight situational awareness data across Europe, Africa, and Asia to drone operations management platform DroneLogbook. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Cloud will be used to power DroneLogbook’s compliance management platform with accurate,

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China’s First Professional UAS Test Site Enters Service

China’s first professional test base for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has been put into service in Jingbian County, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. The Jingbian General Aviation Airport is also known as ASN UAS flight test site. The test base is expected to be built into a national UAV industry comprehensive

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ZALA’s First Hybrid UAV Performs 12-Hour Flight

The hybrid UAV ZALA 421-16E5G performed recently a flight which lasted more than 12 hours and covered a distance of more than 1,130 kilometers. Two flight crews practiced simultaneously the unmanned operation with a new high speed communications, control systems and relay implemented at over-the-horizon control points located in different

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GA-ASI Flies MQ-9A in the Canadian Arctic

In a flight that originated from its Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) near Grand Forks, N.D., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. flew a company-owned MQ-9A “Big Wing” configured Unmanned Aircraft System north through Canadian airspace past the 78th parallel. A traditional limitation of long-endurance UAS has been their inability

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